Analysis of decayed Norway spruce wood impregnated with CCB after 14 years of outdoor exposure

Analiza razkrojenega smrekovega lesa, zaščitenega z biocidnim proizvodom CCB, po 14 letih izpostavitve na prostem

  • Miha Humar
  • Boštjan Lesar
  • Davor Kržišnik
  • Angela Balzano
Keywords: wood, wood protection, CCB, impregnation, decay, wood inhabiting fungi

Abstract

Wood in outdoor applications is exposed to abiotic and biotic factors. If we want to slow down the decay, the wood must be protected. In the past, biocidal products based on copper, chromium, and boron compounds (CCB) were one of the most important solutions for wood protection under extreme conditions. Although CCB is in practice no longer used in the EU, it can serve as a reference for the evaluation of new biocidal products. At the field test site of the Department of Wood Science and Technology, Biotechnical Faculty, an experiment has been carried out under real conditions for 14 years, in which impregnated samples are exposed to the weather according to a double-layer test. In the case of treated wood, we often find that the wood decays faster than expected. In this work we want to determine what contributes to decay based on the analysis of decayed impregnated wood from the field test site. The results show that sufficient retention and penetration of the active substances into the wood ensures the planned service life.

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Published
2021-05-11
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Humar, M., Lesar, B., Kržišnik, D., & Balzano, A. (2021). Analysis of decayed Norway spruce wood impregnated with CCB after 14 years of outdoor exposure. Les/Wood, 70(1), 19-29. https://doi.org/10.26614/les-wood.2021.v70n01a01
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